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Duration: 10 days
Difficulty: Easy / Diff.
Trip Size: 3-8
Optional Rentals:
- Avalanche Beacon
- Shovel & Probe
Estimated Price / Person: US$4,200
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2008-9:

Choose dates for your own trip from July through September.
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At the top of Catedral, Bariloche.

Brett takes a breather from all the skiing.

Ready to snowboard the descent.

Skiing off the top ridge.

Lift skiing at San Martin, Argentina

Snowboarding in Argentina.




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Skiing & Snowboarding in Chile & Argentina

Ski Resort Tour

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Synopsis:

This tour is for skiers and snowboarders who want to get a feel for the different resorts in the Andes. Activities in this tour are physically demanding with full days of skiing. It is best to bring all your own ski/telemark/snowboard gear. This tour can accommodate a range of skill levels.

Days of skiing: 8
Lodging: Hotel, hosteria as well as the ATAC apartment in Bariloche.
Skills: Beginner to Advanced.

Included: All breakfasts during the tour, transportation from Esquel, Argentina to Santiago, Chile, lift tickets at resorts, one flight (from BRC to SCL) as well as one dinner in Bariloche.

Day 1:
Arrival Esquel:
Fly into Esquel, Argentina via Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arriving in the late afternoon, have a quick nap at the hosteria before meeting the rest of the group for dinner.

Day 2-3:
La Hoya:
Ski the La Hoya Resort for these two days - only 13 km from downtown Esquel. In the evening, party at the local bars or stay in and recuperate for the following days of skiing. In the evening of day 3, head North to Bariloche. Stay in the middle of town at a luxury ATAC Apartment for the evening and the days to come.

Days 4,5:
Cerro Catedral:

Ski full days at Catedral ski resort - the largest ski resort in South America. If you decide that you want a day off, take one of ATAC's full suspension Santa Cruz bikes for a tour of Bariloche's surroundings or a horseback ride on the Steppes of Patagonia. Otherwise, ski every day.

Day 6:
Catedral --> Santiago:
After a half day of skiing on Day 6, go to the airport for a flight to Santiago, Chile. Arriving late in the evening, dine and stay in downtown Santiago.

Day 7,8:
Valle Nevado:
Early in the morning, drive 1.5 hours to Valle Nevado. After dropping your bags at the hotel, ski a half day at the resort. As soon as you tire, walk from the base of the slopes to your hotel room. Dine at one of the restaurants at the resort or down the road. Ski Valle Nevado on day 8.

Day 9:
After a full day of skiing, head down the road, and back to the airport for your flight back home via Santiago, Chile (SCL).

Optional Extension:
Extend your trip for a week of skiing at Las Leñas. Contact Us for more information.

Note:
We do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, however this itinerary is subject to change and we just might decide that the snow is better somewhere else. All itineraries can be customized.
(may differ slightly from the one online.)


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Reservation Instructions:

A US$500 deposit per person and completed reservation forms are required to make a reservation.

Reserve by phone:
Call (USA) 1.855.212.5579 and we can help you make a deposit with a credit card.

Reserve by mail or fax:
Follow the steps below to make a reservation by mail or fax with credit card or check:

1. Request a reservation packet - we'll send it to you!
         (PDF - Acrobat Reader required)
2. Read the trip notes, equipment list, itinerary and trip notes.
3. Complete and sign the reservation form.
4. Fill in the credit card form or complete a check or money order written to ATAC.
5. Send the completed reservation forms:

by mail with completed check (made to ATAC) or credit card forms to:

ATAC Patagonia
PO Box 5498
Incline Village, NV 89450

by fax with credit card forms (credit card only - no checks):

(USA) 1.855.212.5579

Some notes about reservations:

1. Trip Cost Inclusions and Exclusions. The cost of the resort skiing and snowboarding trip from Esquel, Argentina to Santiago, Chile includes: accommodations, food (up to 15 meals), some equipment, transportation, and guides. The tour price does not include: airfare and travel expenses to Esquel, Argentina and from Santiago, Chile; government tourist taxes; additional meals; alcoholic beverages with some dinner(s); optional activities; and individual costs not provided to the rest of the clients.

2. Trip Cost, Deposit & Cancellation. The full balance of the trip cost is due 60 days before the trip departure date. If this balance is not paid 60 days prior to departure, ATAC reserves the right to cancel the client’s reservation. If a reservation is made less than 60 days prior to departure, the full balance of the trip is due at that time. A client’s cancellation is effective on the date ATAC receives written notice of the cancellation. $200.00 of each deposit is nonrefundable, regardless of when cancellation notice is given. If cancellation notice is received over 120 days before departure, a trip cost payment and $300 of the deposit will be refunded; if received 90 days before departure, a trip cost payment and $200 of the deposit will be refunded; if received 60 days before departure, a trip cost payment and $100 of the deposit will be refunded; if received 30 days before departure, one-half of the trip cost will be refunded; and if received less than 30 days, there will be no refund. Note: ATAC recommends that all clients purchase traveler’s insurance and can help clients locate an agent. If a client is prevented from traveling due to serious illness, death in the immediate family or a similar catastrophe, at ATAC’s sole discretion, the client may transfer to another trip or locate another qualified individual to take client’s space subject to the replacement client executing the required documents.

3. ATAC reserves the right to cancel a trip up to 30 days prior to departure on the condition that 100% of the trip cost payment and deposit be returned to the client. ATAC may cancel a trip within 30 days of departure for reasons of force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside the company's control. When a trip is canceled by ATAC, the client may choose between a full refund of all monies paid and any alternative trip with open reservation space offered by ATAC, subject to an adjustment for any difference in costs.
Please download and review the complete reservation packet from the DOWNLOAD INFO section in the left column to understand all terms and conditions before making a deposit.


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Powder skiing in Bariloche.

Riding the lift to go skiing.

Skiing in Patagonia.

Take a rest from snowboarding in Bariloche.

Another sunny day of skiing.

Trekking up to get the last bit of powder.

Skiing in San Martin.

Tree skiing in Bariloche.

Skiing Chile.

At the top of Catedral, Bariloche.

Powder skiing in Argentina.

Snowboarding Catedral, Bariloche.

Tree skiing in Bariloche.
   
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